3-Ingredient Vanilla Ice Cream


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
  • Makes2 1/2 cups
3-Ingredient Vanilla Ice Cream

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Three simple ingredients, no special equipment and six hours to freeze: Can summer get any sweeter than this?


  • 1 vanilla bean

  • 1 cup 35% cream

  • 1/2 300-mL can sweetened condensed milk


  • Slice the vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Using the back of a paring knife, scrape out seeds from bean. Discard pod; reserve seeds.

  • Using an electric mixer on medium, beat cream in a medium bowl until soft peaks form, 2 to 4 min. Reduce speed to low and beat in condensed milk and vanilla seeds until mixture is smooth and fluffy.

  • Scrape mixture into a resealable container. Freeze until firm, about 6 hours.

Nutrition (per ½ cup)

Calories 235, Protein 3g, Carbohydrates 19g, Fat 17g, Sodium 56mg.


Stop drips from the bottom of your cone by placing a mini marshmallow inside before filling with ice cream.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent Summer 2016 issue. Photo by Roberto Caruso.

This article was originally published on Jun 02, 2018

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